Friday, April 13, 2012

Baseball and Friday Fences…


For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.
  ~John Thorn

What does this quote have to do with Friday Fences, you might ask.  Well, I sat here this morning thinking about baseball and wanting to put up some photos of fences here on my blog to link up to Friday Fences.

In baseball, of course, the fence is an important part of the game.  Some players desperately “swing for the fences” when their team is down.  There is even a play by August Wilson about baseball called Fences.  Fences are important in baseball. 

And I’m thinking about baseball today because today is the Boston Red Sox’s home opener.  They have gotten off to a pretty sorry start and I am hoping that today they decide to turn things around.  But regardless of how the Red Sox do, I will watch them all season because I am first and foremost a baseball fan and secondly a Red Sox fan.  In baseball, you take the bitter with the sweet.

And that is much like life. 

On our trip this week out to Deerfield, Massachusetts, Carrie and I drove around some beautiful countryside and saw some wonderful country homes.  I managed to take some pictures of a couple houses in Historic Deerfield.  These are really gorgeous, old, well kept houses behind these fences.  But we also saw a couple of properties that were not so well kept.  The contrast between April and September, I guess.





And for good luck, I am including one of my photos of Fenway Park's Green Monster...one of the world's most famous baseball fences.
  Good luck, Red Sox!



Linking up to Friday Fences.



23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

go sox! :)

great shots, all of them.

Deno said...

I really like these Barbara! Especially the one of the boarded up house. Are all the dents on the wall from the baseballs hitting it over the years?

barbara l. hale said...

Yes, Fenway Park is one hundred years old this year. That's a lot of baseballs hitting that fence.

Rose said...

I love the first two shots...the first pulls at my heartstrings and the second is just plain beautiful.

Sandra said...

my favorite is the house with the stop sign. that is a beautiful photo. i love old houses, and the first are pretty but the old one speaks to me like baseball speaks to you.

Lydia Martin said...

Majestic old homes and an interesting read even tho I am not a baseball fan (ducks as the bat swings)...I like the old boared up place as well

Nicki said...

My husband grew up loving baseball, I could take it or leave it. The first many years of our marriage I knew the season well - it was when you didn't even consider horning in on his game time. After the second strike his passion waned and with years between getting to go see his Reds, he now only occasionally watches. (our son was named after Nolan Ryan and don't even get me started on the baseball cards). So I can sincerely appreciate your passion (regardless of the success of the team). You found some lovely homes. When ever I see one boarded up I always wonder why someone just walked away.

Have a lovely weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are all great shots. Love the older houses, even the weathered one.

Chatty Crone said...

My son lived in Boston for a year to go to school - it was right by Fenway Park. sandie

heyBJK said...

The homes are just a beautiful as the fences! I love seeing old country places like that. Beautiful shots!

Nature in the Burbs said...

Beautiful!

Ginny said...

I love how beautiful you have made these pictures, even prettier than they started out, I think. My son finally got to go visit Fenway Park last year.

Stratoz said...

The Phillies have stumbled into the new season as well

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a fantastic series of shots, love them all

Nancy Claeys said...

You really should have these framed, Barb. Just wonderful!

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...love the one with the old house n stop sign!

Nukke said...

Beautiful photos !! Lovely light !

magda said...

My dear friend Barbara
Wonderful photos of houses and fences, but the green fence, is very impressive!
Many greetings and kisses

Debbie said...

i love the texture the "balls" added to that last shot. very clever to include it!!

Betty Manousos said...

i love these shots, but that lat one caught my eye!

simply gorgeous and arty!

gorgeous shots, barbara!

hope you have a great remainder of your weekend!

Charade said...

Love the analogies. Love the fences. Love the Red Sox - unless they're playing the Cardinals, my favorite team.

Beth said...

wish i could find a favorite. but i really truly love them all. so different & lovely shots. (:

Tamzin Wanderings said...

fantastic shots, I really love the last two, just brilliant!:)